• "Moore writes with such psychological precision, such sharp, unsentimental knowledge of her characters' hopes and fears that she is able to invest these melodramatic situations with a heartfelt understanding of the precariousness of everyday life."

    New York Times
  • "Lorrie Moore's stories pack more wit and tragicomic power into a single paragraph than most novels manage over fifteen chapters. Fabulous."

    Helen Simpson
  • "Hilarious and distressing, entertaining and wise ..."

    Roddy Doyle
  • "The best American writer of her generation."

    Nick Hornby